Oregon businesses feel the pain of supply chain delays

October 19, 2021

By Kate Davidson, OPB

Noah Cable’s olive oil is MIA.

Well, not exactly missing in action. He knows roughly where it is. It’s in a 20-foot shipping container that left Italy in August. In a normal year, it would have reached his shelves in July.

Cable is one of the owners of Wellspent Market, a specialty food business in Portland. Olive oil is the backbone of their business. (His partner Jim Dixon’s Twitter handle is @pdxoliveoilguy.) But their big, annual shipment of Italian oil is months delayed.

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